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Throughout 2016, as a cycle of violence and counterviolence escalated, it seemed plain to me that Trump had turned over an ugly rock. That smear — and it is a smear — is one to which Democrats appeal all too frequently. It is a smear that is transferable to even non-white Republican voters, who have somehow been seduced by the “appeal of white supremacy.”And it is an effective smear because it induces tribal solidarity. Biden’s left flank, liberals who believe that the nation’s institutions were forged in racism, might disagree with the Biden administration’s platitudes, but Republicans certainly don’t. The party must, however, marginalize the sentiments prevalent on fringes of the Republican coalition that have transformed conspiratorial paranoia into a governing philosophy.
Persons: Hillary Clinton’s, Trump, Clinton, , Joe Biden, , George W, Bush, Karl Rove, ” Rove wasn’t, Sen, Rand Paul, Biden, Paul, Heather Mac Donald, , Biden’s, averred, Rove, Trump’s, Benny Thompson, Kentucky Sen, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Axios, Hillary Clinton, Mac Donald, ” Biden, Biden administration’s platitudes, recapitulating Organizations: Washington Post, ABC, Fox News, Manhattan Institute, Republican, Trump, Capitol, GOP, Democratic, Republican Party Locations: , Ky, America
Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President as her spouse Doug Emhoff holds a bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERSUsers on social media are making the claim that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris did not place her hand on the Bible but on a purse or a glove when sworn in on Jan. 20, invalidating her oath. Kamala Harris used two Bibles in the ceremony. As reported by ABC News here , Harris also used Shelton’s bible when sworn in for California Attorney General (, here ) and the U.S. Senate (see timestamp 00:59 here ). Footage shows Kamala Harris did rest her hand on the Bible when sworn in as vice president.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff, Saul Loeb, Harris, Regina Shelton, Thurgood Marshall, Read Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Reuters, Black U.S, Supreme, ABC News, U.S . Senate Locations: Washington , U.S, Jan, California
Shark may have seized Australian snorkeler, police say
  + stars: | 2021-01-22 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A man who went missing while snorkelling off the Australian coast may have been taken by a shark, authorities said on Friday, after a search operation found pieces of diving equipment. The man went missing late on Thursday while snorkelling near Port MacDonnell, on the country’s south coast, sparking an air and sea search, police said. The search was later scaled back when rescuers pulled a damaged wetsuit and flippers from the water. A shark had been reported seen in the area the previous day, Hill added, according to the ABC. The country saw a spike in fatal shark attacks in 2020 with eight lives lost, up from no lives lost the previous year, according to the Taronga Conservation Society, which collects shark attack data.
Persons: Campbell Hill, Hill Organizations: SYDNEY, Local, Australian Broadcasting Corp, South, South Australia Police, ABC, Taronga Conservation Society, Police Locations: Port MacDonnell, Victoria, South Australia, South Australia Police Limestone
New York (CNN Business) Tom Brokaw is formally retiring from NBC News after an extraordinary 55 years with the network. Brokaw, 80, is best known for anchoring the "NBC Nightly News" from 1982 through 2004. "He went on to become NBC News' White House correspondent, co-hosted 'Today,' and eventually became the anchor and managing editor of 'NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.'" The "NBC Nightly News" regularly ranked in first place in the ratings with Brokaw at the helm. In 2018 news outlets published allegations by Linda Vester , a former NBC reporter, that Brokaw sexually harassed her in the early 1990s.
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The users claim that the National Guard has “turned their backs” on Biden, suggesting that this action is a display to show their rejection of the President. More than 25,000 National Guard troops were deployed to assist in protecting the U.S. Capitol for potential security concerns ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration of Biden (here). A video showing the inauguration motorcade for President Donald J. Trump in January 2017 here appears similar, with some facing away. A video of President Barack Obama’s inauguration motorcade here also shows various guards facing away from the road. Nahaku McFadden, media operations chief for the National Guard Bureau of Public Affairs, confirmed to Reuters via email that the video shows routine protocol for this type of duty.
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A photo allegedly showing a crew fumigating the White House’s Oval Office after the departure of former President Donald Trump has circulated online. I may have this framed.” ( here ) It was also shared on Facebook, with captions including “White House Staff Fumigate and Disinfect the Oval Office!” ( here ). While this image is fake, cleaners were sent into the White House before the new president’s arrival. This image was digitally altered in 2017 and does not show the Oval Office being fumigated before Biden’s arrival. However, cleaners were sent into the White House during the transition period.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s, Staff Fumigate, Read Organizations: Reuters, Twitter, Facebook, White, Staff, Waterford, News, Clinton Presidential Center, ABC Locations: mosquitos, Argentina, Clinton
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden moved swiftly on his first full day in the White House on Thursday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, his top priority as he turns the page on four years of Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. America deserves a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is driven by science, data, and public health — not politics,” the White House said in a statement outlining its strategy against the coronavirus. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the DPA would also be used to speed up delivery of protective gear. Biden signed 15 executive actions on Wednesday just hours after he was sworn into office, many aimed at sweeping away Trump’s policies. Biden has urged lawmakers not to let Trump’s trial interfere with his legislative priorities and confirming his Cabinet.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, Jill Biden, Patti LaBelle, Jonathan Ernst, Biden, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, , Pelosi Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Service, White, REUTERS, Capitol, Defense, Federal Emergency Management Administration, National Guard, FEMA Disaster Relief, FEMA, Democratic, World Health Organization, WHO, ABC News, Department of Education, U.S . Senate, The Democratic, Republican Locations: Washington , U.S, COVID, United States, Paris, Congress
Gold off 2-week high as investors book profits
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Twenty kilogram gold and silver bricks sit at the ABC Refinery smelter in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Gold eased from a two-week high on Thursday as investors booked profits after prices jumped in the previous session on hopes of a massive U.S. stimulus package under the new Joe Biden administration. Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,868.20 per ounce by 0110 GMT, after hitting its highest since Jan. 8 at $1,871.75 earlier in the session. U.S. President Joe Biden signed a string of executive orders, shortly after being sworn in on Wednesday to jump-start the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Gold is considered a hedge against inflation that can result from stimulus measures.
Persons: Gold, Joe Biden, Bullion Organizations: ABC Refinery, United, World Health Organization, European Central Bank Locations: Sydney , New South Wales, Australia, ., Britain
Ex-President Donald Trump is not prepared for his Senate impeachment trial despite the fact that it could begin as early as next week. Giuliani had called for "trial by combat" at that rally, encouraging Trump supporters to pressure Congress to reverse Biden's electoral victory. With the impeachment article still in Pelosi's hands, the Senate trial will not begin until Monday at the earliest. Durbin added, "we've seen the videos" of the riot, many of which were posted online by Trump supporters who were part of the mob. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday said Trump was to blame for inciting the assault on the Capitol.
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A Ford dealership in Tampa Bay, Florida, accidentally sold a Bronco Sport it wasn't supposed to. As Ford Bronco Sport deliveries started rolling out at the end of last year, one Florida dealership made the mistake of selling a demonstration vehicle to a customer and had to ask him to return it. Sidoti told ABC Action News he "always liked the Ford Bronco," and the new Bronco Sport is the more pedestrian version of Ford's upcoming Bronco models aimed at challenging the Jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender. The Ford spokesperson told Callaway dealers selling display models and then asking for them back is a very rare occurrence. So if you're also shopping for a Bronco Sport, you don't have to worry — but you can read our review of it here.
Persons: Adam Sidoti, Ford, Sidoti, Jackie Callaway, Callaway Organizations: Ford, Ford Bronco, Jetta, Bronco Sport, ABC, Bronco, Jeep, Land Rover, Sidoti's, Bronco Sports, ABC Action, Tampa Bay Locations: Tampa Bay , Florida, Florida, Motor1
Over 1 million more people watched Biden's inauguration than Trump's
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Jake Lahut | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Early Nielsen numbers show that Biden's inauguration got better TV ratings than Trump's. Biden's ceremony had almost 40 million viewers — about 4% more than his predecessor. President Joe Biden's inauguration secured over 1 million more viewers than former President Donald Trump's did, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Biden's ceremony drew 39.87 million people across the major networks and cable channels, about a 4% increase from what Trump got in 2017, according to Nielsen. The drop is from a record-setting 10.5 million viewers from Fox News's 2017 inauguration coverage.
Persons: Nielsen, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump's, Biden's, Trump, Mitch McConnell, Michael Grynbaum, Fox News's Organizations: MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Nielsen, ABC, NBC, CBS News, The New York Times, Times, Variety, Fox
President Trump, who won’t attend the inauguration, issued a raft of pardons overnight. Even before Mr. Biden was sworn in, he sought to set a new tone for a nation torn by political strife in the midst of the deadliest pandemic in a century. “To heal we must remember,” Mr. Biden said, standing in front of the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial. After Mr. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in at noon, Mr. Biden will deliver his first presidential address. The New York Times will stream the inauguration live, with real-time coverage and highlights from our reporters.
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Riley June Williams, the woman accused of stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop and trying to sell it to Russia, was charged with theft of government property Tuesday. The 22-year-old woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop and planning to sell it to Russian spies has been slapped with new charges that could see her spend 20 years in jail. If Williams is found guilty of those charges, she could be sentenced to 20 years in jail, The Inquirer added. Haughsby did not say whether Williams intended to sell the laptop to Russia. Screenshots from Discord showing a person named "Riley" posting about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop.
Persons: Riley June Williams, Nancy Pelosi's, Pelosi, Christian Haughsby, Williams, Haughsby, Riley, NANCY POLESI, NANCY POLESIS, Drew Hammill, Read, John Minchillo, Lori J, Ulrich, Trump, SAUL LOEB Organizations: Justice Department, Capitol, FBI, Philadelphia Inquirer, CARE, Justice, Hewlett, Packard, DOJ, CNN, Trump, Getty, Britain's ITV, ITV News, Mechanicsburg Area, Keystone Human Services, Inquirer, ABC Locations: Russia, Harrisburg , Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
Former President Donald Trump faces numerous legal issues at the federal and state levels that could last for years. Trump could face criminal and civil matters at the federal, state, and local levels. By doing so, the now ex-president opened himself up to federal, state, and local prosecution for election-law violations, several election-law experts told Insider. Whether Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr does anything is another matter. Three Democratic members of Congress, in two separate requests filed in late December, have asked the Department of Justice and Federal Election Commission to investigate whether the company violated election laws.
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An 18-year-old American college student who broke the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol for visitors to the Cayman Islands has returned home. After spending a month behind bars in the Cayman Islands, Skylar Mack arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta after her release from prison, ABC affiliate KABC-TV reported. Happy to be home.”Mack, a pre-med student from Georgia, traveled to the Cayman Islands on Nov. 27 to visit her boyfriend, 24-year-old Vanjae Ramgeet, for a jet-skiing competition. On her granddaughter’s return, Jeanne Mack told KABC-TV that she was going to get a better night’s sleep. According to the government’s Covid-19 dashboard, the Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory in the Caribbean with almost 65,000 people, has reported 380 cases and 2 deaths.
Persons: Skylar Mack, Mack, ” Mack, Ramgeet, Donald Trump, Jonathan Hughes, , ” Hughes, Hughes, Jeanne Mack, Jeanne Organizations: Hartsfield, Jackson International Airport, ABC, KABC, Cayman Compass, NBC Locations: Cayman, Cayman Islands, Atlanta, Georgia, British, Caribbean
Vice President Mike Pence will attend. Sotomayor has experience swearing in vice presidents — she administered the oath to Biden as vice president in 2013. In addition, the traditional luncheon that follows the inaugural ceremony and the inaugural balls has been canceled. On Tuesday, the night before inauguration, Biden and Harris will pay tribute to those who died in the pandemic with a "national moment of unity." The inaugural committee said they will perform from "iconic locations across the country."
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Former FBI Director James Comey eviscerated President Donald Trump, his supporters, and the Republican Party in an interview with The Guardian. Comey also criticized Trump's personal character, saying his lies make him "uniquely able to bend people." Former FBI Director James Comey said that the Republican Party needs to be "burned down or changed," and called the pro-Trump Capitol riot "our own Chernobyl" in a searing interview with The Guardian published Tuesday. In the interview, Comey called for a different conservative party, saying the GOP as it exists is "built on lies and racism and know-nothingism." "What Donald Trump has done for the last five years is attack the building from the outside to weaken its foundation," Comey told The Guardian.
Persons: James Comey, Donald Trump, Comey, It's, He's, Joe Biden, Erin Schaff, Trump's Organizations: FBI, Republican Party, Guardian, Trump, Capitol, ABC, Republican National Committee, Justice Department, Trump White House, White House Locations: Soviet Ukraine, Russia
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Surpasses 400,000 Deaths President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will attend a virus memorial event on the eve of his inauguration, and his team said he would revoke a Trump order loosening travel restrictions before it takes effect. and its widespread availability for low-income students and students of color” made the subject tests no longer necessary. Rwanda has reported 11,259 coronavirus cases and 146 deaths so far, and the rate of positive test results has risen sharply since mid-November, reaching 7.7 percent on Tuesday. Credit... Suzanne Plunkett for The New York Times Britain’s theaters have been in financial crisis since the coronavirus pandemic forced them to shut last March. People wait in line to receive the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine at the State Department Store GUM in Moscow.
Persons: Joseph R, Biden, Hilary Swift, ” Jon Boeckenstedt, ” Mr, Boeckenstedt, , , David Coleman, Ruth Fremson, “ It’s, Laura Penman, Emma Garcia, Yuki Iwamura, Andrew M, Cuomo, Gareth Rhodes, Martin Luther King’s, ” Bryan Pietsch, Stacey Williams, Williams, Jose H, Garcia, Beto, Nelson Prentice Bowsher, Sherri Rasmussen, Pedro Ramirez, Shawna Rodriguez, Ramirez, Amy Harmon, Audra D, Burch, Thomas Fuller, Janet Yellen’s, Timothy F, Geithner, Henry M, Paulson Jr, Win Mcnamee, Janet L, Yellen, Biden Jr, George P, Shultz, James A, Baker III, Robert E, Rubin, Lawrence H, Summers, John W, Snow, Paulson, Jr, Jacob J, Lew, Steven Mnuchin, Angela Merkel, Lena Mucha, Baden –, ” Sönke Schulz, Kieler, noncompliance, , Denny Tamaki, Matt Hancock, Hancock, Nicola Sturgeon, Sturgeon, Christopher F, Schuetze, Jennifer Jett, Anna Schaverien, Suzanne Plunkett, Britain’s, theatermakers, Jay Crutchley, ” Young, “ I’ve, I’ve, Crutchley, Alex Marshall, , , Sergey Ponomarev, Dmitri Morozov, Morozov, Radi Khabirov, Vladimir V, Dmitri S, Peskov, James T, Suchat Pederson, ’ ”, Domingo Ramirez, Andres Azner, I’m, Lauren Brinkley, Rubinstein, Brant Addison, Addison, Skylar Mack, Mack, Vanjae Ramgeet, Ramgeet, Mack’s Organizations: High School, The New York Times The College Board, College Board, ACT, Oregon State University, Board, , New York Times, Eminence Community Schools, Economic, Institute, Associated, New York State, Gov, Workers, Tuskegee, Mr, Roma Police Department, Washington , D.C, , New York Times, Senate Finance, Department of, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Department, Global, The New York Times, Die Welt, Baden, Baden – Württemberg, Office, National Statistics, Reuters, Okinawa, NHK, Mount, Kyodo, National Health Service, Birmingham Repertory, State Department, European Union, Vaughn Correctional, Associated Press, Prisons, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Wake Correctional Center, ABC, Mercer University, Jet Locations: Hollow, United States, A.P, Indiana, Washington, New York, Harlem, Long, Oakland, Calif, Covid, Florida, South Texas, Washington ,, South Bend, Ind, Roma , Texas, ,, Lancaster , Ohio, Puerto Rican, Macon , Ga, Berlin, States, Schleswig, Holstein, Brandenburg, Rwanda, Kigali, Britain, England, Hong Kong, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Antarctica, Japan, Okinawa, Shizuoka prefecture, Mount Fuji, Birmingham, Wales, Russia, Moscow, Russian, Soviet, Delaware, Smyrna, Del . Credit, Billerica , Mass, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kansas, American, Georgia, Cayman Islands, British
New York (CNN Business) At least six major news networks have assigned women to lead White House coverage of the Biden administration, raising the profile of female journalists in an institution long dominated by men. CNN named Kaitlan Collins its chief White House correspondent, replacing Jim Acosta, who will be the anchor and chief domestic correspondent for the network. ABC said Cecilia Vega will be its White House correspondent; The Washington Post named Ashley Parker as the newspaper's White House bureau chief; Nancy Cordes will be CBS News' chief White House correspondent; and Kristen Welker will be a co-chief White House correspondent for NBC with Peter Alexander. Journalist Yamiche Alcindor has covered the White House for the PBS NewsHour since 2018, and she will continue to do so during the Biden administration. "I've always thought women belonged in the front row — whether that's in the White House briefing room or any other," Collins said.
Persons: Biden, Kaitlan Collins, Jim Acosta, Cecilia Vega, Ashley Parker, Nancy Cordes, Kristen Welker, Peter Alexander, Yamiche Alcindor, I've, Collins Organizations: CNN, White, White House, ABC, Washington Post, CBS News, NBC, House, PBS Locations: York
Articles circulating on social media make the false claim that President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration has been canceled and that President Donald Trump “would remain in office”. The purported article features a false statement allegedly by President Donald Trump on invoking the Insurrection Act. Trump announced on Twitter that he would not attend the inauguration of his successor, hours after promising a peaceful transition of power. On Jan. 14 Vice president Mike Pence vowed to uphold American history and ensure a safe transition of power ( here ) . This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Donald Trump “, , Donald Trump, Biden, Kamala Harris, Tom Hanks, Mike Pence, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris ’, Read Organizations: Trump, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, Reuters, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter Locations: , Jan, Washington
President-elect Joe Biden will issue an executive order on his first day in office to rescind the Keystone XL pipeline project. President-elect Joe Biden plans on canceling the controversial Keystone XL pipeline permit via executive order on his first day of office, sources told CBC News. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has been in development for more than ten years, and was approved by the Canadian National Energy Board in 2010. The reported rescission of the Keystone XL permit is among several climate change-related changes Biden's team plans to make in the early days of his administration. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that he would press for a continuation of the pipeline project with the new administration.
Persons: Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Donald Trump's, Trump, Biden, Ron Klain, Barack Obama's, Obama, Read, Jason Kenney, Justin Trudeau, I've, Trudeau Organizations: Keystone XL, Keystone, CBC News, CBC, Paris Climate, AP, Biden, Canadian National Energy Board, Washington, ABC News, Supreme, Twitter Locations: Alberta, Paris, Canada, Nebraska, America, United States
Rudy Giuliani told ABC News that he would not be able to represent President Trump during his second impeachment trial because he himself is a witness in the case. Giuliani appeared with Trump at the January 6 "Save America" rally where Trump is alleged to have incited an insurrection, and called for "trial by combat." It was widely expected that Giuliani, who served as lead counsel on the president's various challenges to the 2020 election, would head up Trump's impeachment legal team. Rudy Giuliani now says he won't be a part of President Trump's impeachment defense team because he was a witness to what happened. Two sources close to the White House had previously told Reuters that Giuliani was on the shortlist to represent Trump during the president's second impeachment trial of his term.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Giuliani, Trump's, Jonathan Karl, Karl, let's, Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Epstein, OJ Organizations: ABC News, ABC News Chief, Trump, New York, Bar Association, White, Reuters, New, Washington Post, Harvard, Boston Herald Locations: New York City
Why Rage Over the 2020 Election Could Last Well Past Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-18 | by ( Sabrina Tavernise | ) sentiment -0.94   time to read: +2 min
Polls indicate that only a small fraction of Americans approved of the riot in Washington last week. “It’s a dangerous situation,” said Lucan Way, a political scientist at the University of Toronto who writes about authoritarian regimes. The belief is still common among Republicans: A Quinnipiac poll published Monday found that 73 percent still falsely believe there was widespread voter fraud. “Polarization is not the problem anymore,” said Lilliana Mason, a political psychologist at the University of Maryland. Partisanship was always seen as an inert, harmless thing, she said, a way to get people interested in the otherwise boring topic of politics.
Persons: , , Lucan, Trump, Biden’s, Lilliana Mason, Mason Organizations: Washington Post, ABC, U.S, Capitol, University of Toronto, Republicans, Quinnipiac, University of Maryland Locations: Washington
Some former staffers on President Donald Trump's reelection campaign helped secure the permit for the January 6 rally that preceded the deadly Capitol riot, according to public records. The Trump campaign has repeatedly denied being directly involved in the organization of the rally. At this event Trump had addressed his supporters, telling them to "fight like hell." FEC filings show he was on the Trump campaign payroll for most of 2020. It said that if any former employees or independent contractors helped organize the event," they did not do so at the direction of the Trump campaign."
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Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, thinks President Trump should not be granted access to classified information after leaving office. Former presidents usually get routine intelligence briefings, and granted access to classified information, but some argue Trump should not. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said that President Donald Trump should not be given intelligence briefings when he leaves office. Schiff is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and oversaw the inquiry that preceded Trump's first impeachment. Traditionally, former presidents are given routine intelligence briefings and granted access to classified information after they leave office.
Persons: Adam Schiff, Trump, , Schiff, Susan Gordon, James Comey, Donald Trump, Trump's, Joe Biden, Gordon, Read Organizations: CBS, FBI, Democratic, Trump, House Intelligence, Sunday, Washington Post, ABC Locations: Russia
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